Educational technology is a study and ethical practice for facilitating learning and improving performance. Technology in education is just an additional opportunity to achieve education, if you haven’t enough time or opportunities to do it another way.
It can be defined as the use of different types of technologies in the learning experience which can result in the positive changes of pedagogy and teaching methods all over the world. Everyone can see the benefits that educational technology , and here are some of those mentioned below:
Access to information
Many years ago we couldn’t imagine that we can get to know new information without going out of the house. Mothers examined new recipes from the book that they borrow in the libraries. Fathers bought newspapers to learn the updated information from business, economy and society. Students all evenings spent in the libraries to write the report, project or academic paper. Today information is easily accessed thanks to the internet. Meanwhile, online courses are accessible to the students who are unable to attend traditional educational buildings because of health or other complications. It is a convenient way to study.
Help in protecting the environment
There are thousands of schools in every country. And it is a compulsory institution in every distant village. Now could you imagine how billions of paper we use to publish new books and copybooks. Due to technology in education, we are not to buy all these books. Actually, there now schools that were switched to the use designing computers for their lessons and libraries. It saves money and time when used thoughtfully.
Increase the popularity of distance learning
With development of such inventions like the internet, the popularity with educational technology is growing every day. Nowadays it is one of the most preferred methods of learning. Traditional lessons have been supplemented by virtual ones. Online classes include transferring files, chat rooms and even board of progress to follow the students’ success. Another benefit is that students can maintain a flexible schedule that is convenient for them (anytime, anywhere learning). It helps to combine distance education and work.
Easiness in teaching
There are various ways of improving teaching efficiency with technology in education. Thanks to the technology they have more than one way to keep an eye on the student’s progress. Moreover audio-visual presentation, wide-screen televisions, projectors can be used for improving the delivery of instruction to actually improve learning and increasing the comprehension level among the students.
Technology makes education enjoyable
We all know how difficult to engage the children in learning. However they enjoy the process when the instructor uses white board or touch screen technology in order to make classes more interactive and interesting. In that way it’s easy to attract the kid’s attention. By the way, the involving technology in the educational process makes education more enjoyable both for the instructors and the learners.
We shouldn’t underestimate the possibilities of educational technology in our modern society. Nowadays virtual classes are preferred by people all over the world. This form of education is really enjoyed by children, and many students have recently graduated from virtual High Schools.
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